Today was a beautiful day in our area with no rain.
It's a been dry year so far, and for farmers that's not a good thing.
"All in all we're behind on rain, and could really use some," said Farmer, Ronnie Hargett.
Hargett is getting ready to set tobacco, but he also grows hay and the little rain has hurt his crop.
"Just due to the lack of rain, there's no doubt the yield in our hay is going to be down quite a bit from the past," said Hargett.
Hargett says this whole year has been unusual.
"From the beginning of this season it's just been a different winter, different spring, weather conditions. Through March and April we're usually in a wet season," said Hargett.
Now farmers hope mother nature is playing catchup.
Hargett will tell you the lack of rain we've had this year can affect more than just your crops, but other investments like cattle.
That's because he depends on some of his hay crop to feed his cattle.
However, hay isn't the only thing hurting row crops like corn are also seeing problems especially with several farmers planting it early this year.
For his tobacco crop, Hargett is optimistic the weather will help him.
"You know there's an old expression said, the best case for the summer months in getting rain, is to get about an inch a week and that coming on Saturday afternoon or Saturday night. So it would absorb and be ready to go back to the fields on Monday," said Hargett.
And as the summer months grow closer, so does the anticipation of the weather and the harvest.
Hargett said tobacco doesn't require significant amounts of rain, but the timing of it is very important.